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How To Be A Good Puritan Mother

A good Puritan mother loved and cherished her children, but many died young and she was supposed to be stoic about it. A good Puritan mother was kind but stern in rearing good Christian children, but she was silent and ...

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The Bohemian Blueblood Who Invented the Bra

  Inventing the bra was possibly the least interesting thing Mary Phelps Jacob did in her life. She was called Polly Peabody during her first upper-crust marriage and Caresse Crosby during her scandalous second. She and her husband Harry Crosby ...

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Six Irish Landmarks in New England

Irish landmarks commemorate the history of Irish immigrants in places you might not expect throughout New England. There’s more to Irish-American history than the Great Hunger, the Kennedys and ‘No Irish Need Apply.’ Irish Catholics came to New England along ...

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